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good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is sunday, september 12th. this morning, breaking news. iran reverses course yet again. they say they will release one of the american hikers there in jail. time is of the essence, she's sick. storm forms in the atlantic overnight. the path is unpredictable. two more storms are forming behind it. we'll have the very latest. boiling over. protests erupt near ground zero and across the country as 9/11
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demonstrators take to the streets both for and against the p proposed mosque to be built there. forgive and forget? one year ago, kanye west stole taylor swift's moment. she's win a new song she'll perform tonight. a story of fame, forgiveness, and, of course, publicity. and the drama continues, of course. this follows kanye's tweets last week, apologizing. >> did you read them? >> we read them. we were talking about them here on "gma." >> unbelievable. important news this morning. today, families will be allowed back in the california neighborhood leveled bay massive gas explosion. police now say five people are still missing and four were killed. our reporter toured the area.
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we'll have an up-close first look. we'll have an amazing update from half a mile underground. our reporter is back in chile this morning. checking in on the 33 trapped miners. they have electricity, running water, phone, tvs down there. >> internet access down there. amazing. man and his son are in a car accident. the man dies. the boy goes to the hospital. the surgeon says, i can't operate on this boy. who is the surgeon? what is the answer? how you answer this question says a lot about how you see the world. we asked adults and kids to see how they answer it today. their answers did surprise us. >> it's a fascinating story. i'm spited to see that. and who says there's no more true passion in politics? check this guy out. >> if it ends tonight, i promise each and every person in this room, i will hit the ground running, come out swinging, and end up winning! >> that's phil davidson.
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he was running for county treasurer in ohio. he gave that rather lively campaign speech. it was posted on youtube. now he's got half a million hits. he's here live this morning. and he's much mellower than you might think. he's got a good sense of humor. we'll talk to him live na few minutes. we're going to start with another about face from iran. they said they'll release the woman being held there with her two friends. her lawyer says she'll be released in two to three days. our jim sciutto has been following this all along. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a few days of enormous whiplash for sarah shourd's family. she was to be released, then friday, news that the release was canceled. now, something in between. she'll be released on bail, $500,000 bail. the proz cute e prosecutor sayi
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there's enough evidence to hold her for trial. she's allowed to leave the country, but possible pressure to come back to the country. her lawyer has met her and the other two hikers being held in iran. they're in good health. still a lot of questions. >> why would she go back if she's released? i imagine she would want to stay in this country and get the health care she needs. >> reporter: this could be a face-saving measure by iran. there are still two americans in iranian custody. fattal and bauer. the message could have been delivered, whatever shourd does could effect they're release as well. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad, a man who has made his name by sticking his finger in the eye of america and other countries, he's the one that apparently wants to orchestrate this release. why is that? >> reporter: we're getting a look at the workings going on in the government. ahmadinejad making it into a
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personal spectacle in the last couple of weeks. he said she would be released due to his personal intervention. he says it's a gift for the end of ramadan. he may want to be seen as the benevolent dictator. to show his power. and remember. he would still have two americans in his custody. he's not giving that much up in effect. >> jim, thank you. bianna? well, the fourth hurricane of the season is now moving through the atlantic. igor was upgraded to a hurricane last night. marysol is keeping an eye on it. she's here with more. >> good morning, everyone. hurricane igor formed overnight. it's a category 1. packing 80-mile-per-hour winds. by wednesday, it turns into a monster storm. category 4. packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it still is in the open water. it's thousands of miles away from the u.s. when something this massive
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happens, we like to keep an eye on it. in the tropics, two separate systems. one off the coast of africa. closer to home, another system. if these develop into full-fledged hurricanes, they would become hurricane karl and hurricane julia. as we watch the one closer to the u.s., we can see it's packing a lot of rain. it starts to move toward the coast of mexico, packing a lot of wind and rain for haiti and the dominican republic. we're keeping an eye on it for you. dan? >> thanks, mary. this is the morning after perhaps what was the most divisive 9/11 yet. what is usually a show of public grief and memorials. we had dueling demonstrations. t.j. winick covered the protests and he has more. >> reporter: the politics of 9/11 anniversaries are usually about what should and should not be built at the world trade center site. this year, it was all about the
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islamic community center and mosque, which has been a lightning bolt of controversy. people from all over gathered at ground zero to commemorate. >> donald james mcintyre. >> stephanie marie mckenna. >> reporter: nearby, the dueling rallies over the mosque and islamic center were anything but quiet. >> unity yes, racism no. >> reporter: in front of new york's city hall, one message. people demanding the building goes forward at the current site. >> islam doesn't equal terrorism. we can't let a handful of extremists turn us all into bigots. >> this is about respecting the constitution of the united
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states. >> reporter: the rally opposing the mosque was louder and larger, covering two city blocks. terri bailey and her family came from philadelphia to voice their protest. >> this is stepping on a lot of people. >> reporter: late in the day, the opposing sides clashed briefly. >> my brother passed away. no. those are criminals. >> reporter: across the country, 9/11 observances were mostly respectful. though in phoenix, windows were broken and paint splattered on floors of a mosque currently under construction. across the world people opposed the mosque, hike in belgium. while in eastern afghanistan, thousands screamed death to america and set shops and police check points on fire. they protested the proposed koran burning even though that was canceled two days earlier.
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now, pastor jones went to new york supposedly to meet with the imam behind the proposed mosque. the park 51 project. jones was nowhere to be seen yesterday. whether the meeting took place or will ever remains unclear. >> joining me from washington is host of abc's "this week," christiane amanpour. good morning. >> good morning. >> you speak with the imam quite frequently. has any of this changed his views? on building the center at ground zero? >> he's talked about 9/11 and how everybody should mark the sol m and somber anniversary with prayer. he has said he doesn't think moving the center in response to a threat to burn korans would be a good thing for american national security. he told me he does not plan to meet with that pastor from florida.
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he does say he wants to meet with anybody interested in peace and trying to move the solution along. at the moment, has to time -- sorry no plan to meet with that pastor. no plan to barter the islamic center for by reason offing anybody's scriptures, he said. >> why was there so much confusion? one side said they would. the imam chair fied that. >> the confusion erupted, coincidentally, as i was interviewing the imam. the pastor took to the air waves to declare he received an assurance that his refusal to burn the koran was in return for moving the islamic center. the imam said he had not made that promise. and that the equation was not a fair one any way. i think that is the center of
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the confusion. the pastor made that declaration without having any contact with the imam in new york. >> thank you for joining us. and, of course, join christiane later for her exclusive interview with the imam and also austan goolsbee. today, people in california will be able to go back to their torched neighborhood. to see if their homes are still standing. five people are missing, four people are dead. after that massive gas explosion. our neal karlinsky was able to see that neighborhood himself. >> reporter: at the site of the blast, investigators could be seen going over every inch of a 28-foot chunk of pipe that was blown a full 100 feet from where it started. the area around the pipe is a charred wasteland. google earth pictures taken before and after the blast show a neighborhood transformed. everyone describes it as feeling like an oven. you can get a sense of that
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right here. the way the paint bubbled up on the hood of the car and the way the windshield cracked from the intense heat. the dead include jacklyn gregg, she worked for the california public utilities commission, protecting consumers from dangerous pipeline expansion. >> that was my neighbor's place. two doors up. >> reporter: you're right there? where the chimney is? linda recognized the spot where her house used to be. in a photo we showed her from a brief media tour of the seen. she's lost everything. but is thankful any way. >> i can't be angry. i'm thankful i'm not burned and happy i'm alive. >> reporter: the ntsb's lead investigator said failure of the pipe itself is not necessarily the cause. they're looking at people who are responsible for monitoring the flow of the gas as well. >> did they have warrants, drug
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and alcohol? all the aspects of the people involved in operations. >> reporter: people crammed a meeting held in a local church. they had a lot of questions for officials, especially pg & e. the pipeline's owner. >> now that the national transportation safety board's here, we're going to be turning over all of our records, all the information they need. >> reporter: some here will finally get a chance to return to what's left of their homes later today. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, san bruno, california. >> incredible to see that car where the paint bubbled up. gives you a sense of how hot that was. >> and so many unanswers questions as to how that happened in the first place. >> absolutely. >> want to get to the other headline this is morning. go to ron claiborne. happy sunday. >> good morning, bianna. good morning, dan. good morning, dan. good morning, everyone. we begin with the death of six
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people in a shooting rampage in kentucky. a man facing eviction because of his temper killed his wife, step daughter, and three neighbors with a shotgun before taking his own life. he became enraged by the way his wife was making his eggs. rescuers could make to it the miners in six weeks. that is sooner than originally expected. in the meantime, they're being provided with more services to help them cope. >> reporter: it's now day 38 for the miners here. they now have modern conveniences that most of us take for granted. a new line dropped to them is bringing electricity, fresh water, fresh air, and fiber optic communications. they're being kept awake by proper day and night cycles. to give them a proper rhythm. they're going to need the luxuries. authorities here emphasize it will be weeks and weeks before they can be rescued. there are plans a, b, and c. drilling operations.
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the ventilation shaft is down about 600 feet. that's plan a. it's going to have to stop. it has to change the drill head. plan b ran into some metal. it broke the drill head. not clear they'll be able to continue. they may have to start all over. the best hope, plan c. a massive oil drilling rig that's been brought in over the last couple of days. it has to be assembled. when it's assembled, it is expected to tear through the rock. it should be able to reach the men in 40 days. they have to line it. then the men can be brought up. the best hope is they'll come up sometime in november. ron? >> thank you, jeffrey. and the poverty rates in the u.s. have hit record levels. 15% of americans -- that's 45 million people were living in poverty in 2009. according to aassociated press review of census figures.
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up nearly two percentage points in the year before. the highest single-year increase in the history of keeping those records. and firefighters in colorado say they have finally been able to stop a wildfire around the city of boulder. from spreading. flames destroyed 169 homes. the area is still dangerous. 2,000 residents have been able to return to their homes. finally, at the u.s. open, a repeat champion. kim clijsters of belgium crushed vera zvonareva. i got it, finally, after two days. from russia. glad she's out now. to capture her second straight women's title. the men's final is today with nadal facing djokovic. who upset second seeded roger federer. i picked nadal earlier. but i think djokovic is playing very, very well. changing my bet. >> is that name harder to pronounce than mine? >> dan harris. >> thank you. very well done. i like that.
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>> we can all pronounce marysol castro's name. >> yes, we can. >> don't act like you all didn't screw it up the first six years. >> hey, golodryga here understands. >> we weren't here. in in overnight hours, baltimore and d.c. saw their fair share of rain. the rain moves into philadelphia and new york. these major cities will see a few hours of some rain. we need it. i know the sunshine is beautiful. we need the rain. turning to the temperatures. for this part of the nation. 68 in new york. 63 in boston. this is still below normal temperatures. not the only spot in the map that will see rain. the south, a few scattered thunderstorms. in south florida. and then in houston and morning to, you could see rain. elsewhere in the nation, it's absolutely gorgeous. denver, 89. san francisco, 69, phoenix, 101.
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>> good morning, washington forecasters. the soothing sights and sounds of rainfall this morning, moving over to that eastern shore. everyone got about half of an inch of much-needed rain. at the national airport we are socked in, like rain falling. temperatures this morning in the lower 60's, the cold front making its way through before a full >> thanks >> thanks so much. more on your sunday outlook later in the show. and i've moved closer to you. >> you are close. not that we ever do have fights. we would never tweet about them though. >> never. we keep the dirty laundry in the dressing room. >> not to say that that's what other celebrities are doing.
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the mtv video music awards are tonight. everyone is waiting to see what goes down with kanye west and taylor swift at the video music awards. this year, she'll sing a song she wrote about him. everyone is wondering what it will say. you've been following this. >> yes, but taylor, call me back, sister. i just want to know what the lyrics are. west is still apologizing one year later. now the question is, will it be a moment of forgiveness when swift sings her song? or will she slam the hip hop star? >> thank you so much for giving me chance to win a vma award. >> reporter: it was the interruption heard around the world. >> i'm going to let you finish. but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. >> reporter: kanye west stealing the spotlight from taylor swift at last year's video musing awards. >> he had to leave the awards. he went into hiding. for quite a few months. >> reporter: he did apologize on the jay leno show.
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>> it was rude. period. i would like to apologize in person. >> reporter: now, he's taken to twitter to apologize again. >> he said in the tweet that he wrote a song for taylor. he would love it if she would perform it. if she doesn't want to, he'll perform it himself. >> reporter: but there are reports she could turn the tables on him at the vmas. by performing a new song the her upcoming album "speak now" that takes direct aim at the rapper. >> a lot of people are saying that taylor is addressing the incident on her next album. so we'll have to see. >> nobody thought this would last. >> reporter: the vmas have long be home to show-stopping moments. some scripted, like in 2003 when madonna locked lips with britney spears and christina aguilera. and some not. like when diana ross got to
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second base with l'il kim. no word on whether kanye and taylor swift will perform together. >> a lot of people will be on the edge of their seats. waiting to see if she'll pop out and how kanye will react. >> i'm waiting with bated breath. >> both of these people have albums coming out. so there's so pub lis toy be gained here. >> just a little. >> we'll be tweeting about it tonight. revisiting a riddle. how you answer one question says a lot about how you see the world. what's the question? what's the answer? and the rant that turned a small-town politician into a youtube star. today is your tast lucky day! sure, why not? isn't this the yogurt that, you know.../ helps regulate your digestive system. ooh, i think i'll pass., no, no, no! trust me.. it is beyond tasokay! mmm! wow!
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taking a look at the stories topping the news in our region, the nation's triathlon is under way. several roads in the district will be closed this afternoon. the race benefits the leukemia and lymphoma society and is on pace to be recognized as the largest in the country. let's check on the forecast. >> for 18 days it rained, half of an inch and more for much of the area. much of this is moving over to the eastern shore. temperatures on the cool side, and tomorrow the sunshine comes back and temperatures are back in '80's. back and temperatures are back in '80's. >> we will be back at
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one of my most favorite quotes in the history of the spoken word. it is as follows, in the middle of opportunity, excuse me, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. i'm going to repeat that. so i havclarity tonight. in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. >> okay. that rather impassioned politician is a guy named phil davidson, running for county treasurer.
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when he ghaift speech. it's now become a youtube sensation. he's here with us this morning. we're going to talk to him. he says he's surprised by the reaction. i got a chance to talk to him backstage. he's got a pretty good sense of humor. >> did he yell at you? >> no, he didn't. he's an enthusiastic guy. >> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. it's sunday, september 12th. we're going to get into the riddle we talked about earlier. father and the son in a car accident, the son dies. the boy goes to the hospital, he -- the surgeon says, i can't operate on this boy. who is the surgeon? that's the big question that's been around for generations. we decided to get an upkate on this. we asked some school-age children. the answers are surprising. >> fascinating. what does it say about america that this september 11th was the most contentious anniversary yet? we're going to talk about what
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has stirred up all this anger and whether we, as a country, can move past it, coming up. first, we want to turn back to ron. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, the on-again, off-again release of the hiker sarah shourd is on again. after failing to free her yesterday, the prosecutor in iran says she can now be released on $500,000 bail. residents in san bruno, california, will be allowed back in their neighborhoods today. four people are dead, five are missing. and the pakistan flood crisis is putting expectant mothers at risk. many are cut off from urgently needed medical care. finally, in lithuania, a race in high heels are both women and men participating. and man came in first. completing the 242-foot-long course in 12.5 seconds. the prize? women's makeup worth about $60. there's a quick look at the
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headlines. over to marysol. >> i would never let you beat me in a sprint in heels, just so we're clear. good morning, everyone. the midwest, pleasant but chilly. bismarck, 48. minneapolis, 54, feeling like fall as we move into the second week in september. by contrast, the west coast is really, really pretty today. clouds in and around seattle. that's sort of par for the course. daytime highs across the nation, >> good morning, heavy rains moving over to the eastern shore. look for cloudy skies out there, temperatures 70 to 73 >> thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by dairy queen. bianna and dan? we've just come through what may be the angriest and most divisive 9/11 yet.
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with demonstrations just blocks from ground zero, and an extremist preacher with a handful of followers who was able to get the attention of the white house and much of the muslim world. so how did we get here? >> we've brought ifn a couple o smart guys. john is a senior writer for the daily beast. you used to be the speech writer for rudy giuliani. and mike paul, known as the reputation doctor. you've done work in connection with 9/11. we've had eight other anniversaries. why has this one been so contentious? >> i think because we had the perfect storm going on. this is not just about politics. we have economics that are in a downturn. people that have a lot of fear in their life overall.
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there's a lot of projection. this year had the perfect storm. brought in a few other folks we didn't expect, with the pastor coming out of nowhere. and jumping on an issue. he knew there wasn't another side that point. the world watched. here we are. >> what does it say about our society? you mentioned the pastor. that one person, relatively obscure, small congregation, manages to get the president's attention and the muslim world? >> i think that's an important question. in part, i think this is a media story. we helped create this guy out of nothing. that's one of the problems we have right now. demagogues always do well in an economic downturn. we're fueling it with attention here. in the age of the internet, what happens in gainesville doesn't stay in gainesville. this guy didn't end up burning the korans. you're seeing a lot of hate and anxiety. for me, the memory of 9/11 should be something that unifies
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this nation. out of that attack came an amazing sense of unity. it reminded americans that what unites us is stronger than what divides us. >> you wrote that -- you wrote on daily beast this is part of the joe plumber-ization. of american politics. what do you mean by that? >> i mean we're elevating folks that become prefab populism. we're taking folks, a big agenda gets attached to them, without necessarily any deeper significance. i think we do need to -- media or politics, we need to lead, not follow. in the internet age, have violence or sex and you'll get people's attention. it's tougher to get people to pay attention to long-term problems. we need to get people to do that. >> the leader of the country, president obama is getting a lot
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of attention. you're a crisis management expert. it's september 12th now. what would you advise the president to do? the economy is topic number one. we have elections coming up in a couple of months. should he revisit this topic and the mosque issue right now, past 9/11? >> absolutely. one of the things i would have counseled him very early on, way before just yesterday, you have to walk your faith. you have people in the country and around the world still thinking you're a muslim. you have to own that. you can't make believe it's going away. the republicans are already thinking about using it for the rest of the election cycle. it's that big. ironically, when he first came to the white house, he took about four weeks talking about what dog he was going to choose before he got into the white house. but he didn't think it was important enough to find a home church. that's a big, big deal in this country. we have a bible belt.
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people in the world looking for the example. if he were my client or i were an aide working for him, i would not let him leave the room without finding a home church and walking his faith on a weekly basis. at minimum. >> it's september 12th now. the anniversary has come and gone. do you both think these issues will stay with us through the midterms? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> politics is about perception. this is not about perception. this is about confronting rising extremism. we need to stand up and call it out. it should not be a partisan issue. >> the president, if he had done some of the things, it would not be as heightened as it is now. there would not be as many people thinking he is a muslim. we would see the perception of him walking into church, walking his faith. it's a big deal. >> you think with unemployment approaching 10% this is what the country wants to focus on? >> the country has decided, the world has decided it's important. and you have to listen to what
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and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city. archie. i'm glad you're back. i think i have the answer to the riddle. >> really? >> the riddle on "all in the
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family" caused a stir nearly 40 years ago. it still makes people question it today. the way you answer the riddle explains a lot about how you view the world. do different generations have different answers? this riddle has stumped generations. a father and son are in a car accident. unfortunately, the father dies immediately. the son is rushed to the hospital where the head surgeon says, i cannot operate on this boy because he's my son. >> i feel like i have heard this one before. >> reporter: the question, who is the surgeon? >> i want to say it's a religious figure. >> reporter: this riddle became so widespread, it made its way to the number one show of the '80s, "the cosby show." >> it's simple. the boy's adopted. ha! >> reporter: the correct answer? >> the surgeon was arthur's mother. >> reporter: for many back then,
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the idea of a female surgeon never popped into their head. that was 1988. has our perception of gender roles in professional life changed? we decided to ask the question today. many adults still missed it. >> his father, right? >> like a father. >> like his father. >> i don't know. god? >> reporter: how about kids? will they get it right? to find out, we went to the little red schoolhouse and elizabeth irwin high school. to ask 17 fifth graders just who they think the surgeon is. he's my son, how is that possible? >> the doctor is the mom. >> the mother. >> the doctor is a woman. >> reporter: women can be surgeons? just like men can be? >> doesn't depend on your gender. it depends on your skill. >> reporter: the majority answered correctly. that it was the boy's mother. >> that's a generational thing. they understand that boys and girls can be whatever they want. there's no difference. >> reporter: some were still stumped.
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>> the boy had two dads. >> i agree. >> well, i agree with them. >> reporter: the correct answer is that was the boy's mother. the mother was the head surgeon. >> i think, well -- wow. >> reporter: your mom's a doctor. >> she's an anesthesiologist. i just wasn't thinking that a female would be a head surgeon. >> usually, there's a tv show. there's doctors. they're mostly men doctors. >> reporter: one of the boys that guessed it was a male surgeon has a mother that is in a hospital, is a doctor. >> his exposure to hospital hierarchy might have led him to answer the way he did. the kids don't know anything about statistics. all they know is the gender socialization they've gotten from home and from school and from television. >> reporter: and one answer came up repeatedly that surprised us. >> the other father. >> there's two fathers. >> there's two dads. >> so i clarified, the boy has
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two dads. a stepdad or something like that? >> no, maybe they're gay. >> reporter: or together. after talking with these bright students, i found one thing they all had in common, even if they answers the riddle differently. do you think girls and boys and men and women are more equal now? >> yeah. a long time ago you wouldn't see a girl cop. >> it doesn't matter what gender you are. it's who does the job better. >> nobody is better. than another person. everybody is equal. >> how smart and bright were the kids. >> that was an incredible -- that was a great story. really interesting. >> talking to the kids. the girl that guessed it was a mother, she said she used a clue when i said it's an old riddle. she watches old movies with her parents. they said times were different then. she assumed that old meant that men and women were not equal back then. >> my mom is a doctor, my wife is a doctor, when you asked me the riddle yesterday, i didn't get it.
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we've been talking about this all morning. here's the picture. you're one day a town councilman in minerva, ohio. a very small place. you're trying to move up in the political world by becoming a county treasurer. the next thing, you're an internet sensation. it happened to phil davidson. >> i've been a republican since -- and now is the time to seize this opportunity.
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with an aggressive campaign and an even more aggressive campaigner. let's send a message tonight to the people of stark county and the people of the stark county democratic party! we're tired of business as usual! drastic times are call for what? drastic measures, yes, who said that? thank you! >> phil wanted to send a message. we heard it. we brought him out here. >> thank you. good morning. thank "good morning america" for having me. >> what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see that? >> it's raw. it's rugged. it's real. i'm an emotional, passionate person. i wear the emotions on my sleeves. i wouldn't change a thing. >> on the video, you seem angry or upset. in person, you're anything but. >> i know. thanks. there's a polarization. in the delivery of the message
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i'm a fired up speaker. when i come here today, i'm more laidback and having fun. i can see why there's confusion. >> would friends and family say this is typical of how phil acts when he's heated about a topic? >> some would. probably. that's the way he gets around the house, maybe when the browns are losing. that's the way he gets around the house. most people would say i'm an introverted, passive guy. >> are you surprised you didn't get the nomination? >> i was. yes, i was surprised. we had a vote. i didn't get it. that's the irony of this. people are saying you gave this fire and brimstone speech, you had to get the nomination. we had a vote, i lost. >> you got everyone's attention. you hadn't heard of youtube before this. >> no, no. >> tell me. how did you know it became a big sensation? >> i woke up about half a day after the speech. about 10:00 a.m. on thursday. the speech was wednesday at 6:00. i went to bed the night, thinking it was business as
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usual. thinking the next day would be just another day. thursday, i got a call from someone saying, you're blowing up, you're viral. i said, what is that? i thought i was sick. you're international, man. the calls just started coming out of the woodwork. people knocking on the door. the bbc called, ap. cbs. >> and just to confirm, you didn't have a cup of coffee just before you went on? >> no i didn't. >> natural energy. >> people say i should be a carnival barker. a baptist minister. >> a pleasure to meet you. thank you very much for coming on. we appreciate it. >> i appreciate it. >> natural energy works well in morning television. >> i try to stay positive. >> i see a future for you. thank you very much. we'll be back in just a second. appreciate it. clinical skincare. exclusive ion2 complex combined with activating cream helps restore collagen depleted skin. neutrogena clinical skincare is clinically tested
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thank you for joining -- oh, you know, why don't you take it away? >> thanks right. thanks for watching "good morning america." thanks for abc. a shout out to jimmy kimmel. thank you. please keep watching this show. keep on rocking in the free world. god bless america. world. god bless america. >> good morning, it is a the clock 56. in the news, a man charged with
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attempted murder has a state police custody in baltimore and may be headed to the district or west virginia. paul bryant, escaped while being transported to the central booking facility. he is considered dangerous income -- thought to be traveling with a silver -- with a female companion. the redskins' kick off the regular season tonight against the dallas cowboys. game time is set -- set for 7:00 p.m.. five giant video awards will be spread throughout the area. now let's head over for a check on your sunday forecast. >> by the time the game starts we should have much better conditions. this is a live look from our power, you can barely see the capital city.
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the heavier rain this morning gave us all have of an inch of rain, now moving to the east, montgomery and howard counties, cooler than normal today the farther to the west you go because of some sunshine. for tomorrow the sunshine comes back with temperatures in the low 80's. things cooled off and stay in the 70's for much of the week. >> thank you for watching, we hope you had a great morning.
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